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Entries for week beginning April 8, 2012

April 13, 2012

FoxTrot for iPad

First books I’ve purchased created in iBooks Author. Super-awesome to see authors making some money from it.

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April 12, 2012

NextDraft: The Day's Most Fascinating News by Dave Pell

I highly recommend NextDraft, a short daily email with links and microcommentary on a varied bunch of news and what-passes-for-news.

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If Google's Really Proud Of Google+, It Should Share Some Real User Figures

Plea to Google to stop with the horseshit Google Plus “user” numbers. To make it simpler for them to count me accurately, I deleted my Google Plus account.

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April 10, 2012

Getting Clients

Sample chapter from Mike Monteiro’s new book, Design is a Job.

I’m not a designer, but I love working with them, and have a client services past as an engineer. Tons of great insights in the three chapters I’ve read so far.

“Get to know the people on the client team and treat them well. Make them a valuable part of the project and make sure their voices get heard. People change jobs. If the current project goes well, the person who hired you will have her stock rise within the company, and the rest of the staff will eventually spread out far and wide to other companies who will need design services at some point. Your DNA travels with them. (Not literally. I’m hoping I don’t need to add a chapter explaining that.)”

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April 9, 2012

A Show

Ze Frank is back. An invocation for beginnings. Watch this.

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The baddest baby in the whole damn town

The baddest baby in the whole damn town

About This Site

This is an archive of groovmother.com, the old blog run by Rod Begbie — A Scottish geek who lives in San Francisco, CA.

I'm the co-founder of Sōsh, your handy-dandy guide for things to do in San Francisco this weekend.